[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 16048] New: Not allowed to load local resource

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Mon Nov 19 07:12:51 PST 2007


           Summary: Not allowed to load local resource
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 525+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebKit Misc.
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: ralf.zeigermann at gmail.com

WebKit r27895
Safari 3.0.4
Mac OS X 10.4.11

I am using Radio UserLand for maintaining my weblog. Radio is a desktop-based
application that stores all files locally and streams them to the server after
an entry has been published. When I start Radio, it open up the interface, my
"desktop homepage" in a dedicated browser, im my case Safari. This interface
relies on certain gif files and spacers etc., which are all stored on my hard
drive in the Radio UserLand applications folder.

Since updating to 10.4.11 and Safari 3.0.4 Radio won't load these files
anymore. The same thing happens with the latest Firefox update, also with an
old Opera version, but funnily enough Mozilla still shows the page correct.
Also, when using Safari 2.0.4 everything is fine again. Looking through the
logs, I can see the following error message: "Not allowed to load local
resource". Firefox comes up with the following: "Security Error: Content at may not load or link to

Because a picture says more than a thousand words, I've uploaded a comparative
screenshot (Safari 204 vs. 304) here:


I know there's a security issue with downloading local files from/via websites,
but in this case all files reside on my hard drive. Is there a way around it or
a fix in sight?

Also, apologies - I am not a programmer, only a user and tried my best through
Google and the MacFixit website finding a solution towards this problem,
unfortunately to no avail. A search on bugzilla didn't show up anything either,
perhaps only #10777 sounds similar (?).

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